3 Cobb cities named among the safest in Georgia — Do you live in one?


A recent study ranks three cities in Cobb County as some of the safest in Georgia.

The list is from SafeHome, a home security research group, and created a safety score for each city.

The firm said it used 2015 FBI and 2010 U.S. Census data to create its scores, and looked at the rate of violent crimes like murder, as well as property crimes like burglary. The trends of those crimes were also a factor.


READ | A similar study in early 2017 named4 safe Cobb cities 


Only cities with a population of 30,000 and greater were considered.

Kennesaw earned the No. 4 spot with a safety score of 84.08. The analysis found that the city had 550 property crimes reported to the FBI in 2015.


READCobb cities named in '2016’s Best Small Cities in America' ranking 


Next comes Smyrna with a score of 77.13, putting it at No. 11. The city had 189 violent crimes reported, the study shows.

And Cobb’s final mention in the ranking of 25 is Marietta at No. 17. Its score was 68.44. SafeHome determined that there were 357 citizens to every officer in the city.


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